Product Analyst foursquare
Foursquare helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. We're a small but highly ambitious company with millions of users worldwide relying on foursquare to keep up with friends, discover what's nearby, save money and unlock deals. We?re also helping over a million registered merchants ranging from local businesses to global brands connect with their customers.
To thrive as a member of team Foursquare, you must embrace our exciting work-hard, play-hard environment. We're not afraid to move fast and break things as we release, launch, iterate, update and announce -- sometimes all in the same day. We're a closely-knit team and, especially at the end of a long day over beers, we feel like we're inventing the future together.
About our Product Analyst Position:
Do you want to help build a service that tens of millions of people use to discover great places to go and the best things to do once they get there? Does the idea of working with a unique data set of over 4.5 billion check-ins, 50 million places, and 35 million tips excite you? Can you dig into our usage data -- from writing Hive queries to analyzing results in Excel/R/Python to building visualizations in Tableau -- to help the product team develop insights into how to make our growth engine hum faster?
If so, this is a role for you.
You don?t need to have a CS background, though you?ve hopefully taken at least a few courses. You don?t need to be familiar with SQL/Hive, but you should want to learn quickly and get your hands dirty. You don?t need to have tech industry experience, but if you?re a consultant or in finance then you should be a self-starter genuinely excited about building new consumer tech products with a desire to pick up a ton of new skills.
Be a core part of the product team. Work closely with product managers and engineers to understand user behavior, diagnose trends and guide product direction using your analytical toolset.
Work closely with the executive team on business analysis and corporate strategy (e.g. board meetings and investor support).
Distill complex data analysis into clear summaries and recommendations.
Own company level performance dashboards as well as work with individual teams to develop their own.
Have a better pulse on how Foursquare is doing than anyone else; the CEO should chat with you when he has a question about how key metrics are moving and the ?why? behind the numbers.
Help develop processes to evaluate and track data/algorithm quality over time.
4-6 years of experience in an analytical/quantitative position.
Bachelor/Master?s degree in an analytical field preferred: CS/Engineering/Econ/Math/Stats/Physics/etc.
Excel feels like a second home: VLOOKUP, pivot tables, conditional formatting. When your co-workers can?t figure out how to build a complex model, you?re the person they go to for help.
Ideal candidates will have experience or familiarity with SQL, Hive, Python, and other languages for data gathering and analysis.
Experience with data viz tools like Tableau. Edward Tufte is your role model.
Basic understanding of statistical analysis, experiment design, and multivariate testing.
Strong business intuition and judgment: identify and map our key company metrics and revenue drivers
Must be a self-motivated team player and be able to work in a small, fast-paced environment without much oversight initiating and driving multiple projects in parallel.
OCD perfectionist for getting analyses correct; pragmatist for getting things done on time.
This position is based in our New York City headquarters in SoHo. We offer a competitive compensation package including equity options.
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